John McAfee: World governments fear Bitcoin because they can’t tax it

•October 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

https://www.rt.com/business/406175-governments-fear-bitcoin-tax-revenue/

Cryptocurrencies have captured the attention of investors and world governments alike, especially given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months. Cybersecurity expert John McAfee believes they may encompass the sum of all fears for governments the world over.

The blockchain technology that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are built on helps to solve the problems that plague traditional banking, by cutting out the middleman, thus reducing fees for consumers, while also decentralizing and securing transactions.

With no centralized exchange to control or influence, national authorities around the world will find it increasingly difficult to determine a given citizen’s income and thus their income tax owed, undermining a critical source of government revenue, according to technology pioneer and head of MGT Capital Investments John McAfee.

“Our income taxes are the greatest source of revenue, but if everybody’s using Bitcoin, the government doesn’t know what your income is. They can’t tax it, and if you choose to say I didn’t have anything, they cannot prove otherwise,” McAfee told CalvinAyre.com.

“It will eventually frighten every nation state, but it doesn’t matter what they do, there’s no way you can create a law or to legislate something that will stop Bitcoin or any cryptocurrency because technically, you cannot,” he added.

The fear is palpable in the market as both China and South Korea have mulled clamping down on the proliferation of cryptocurrencies in recent months. Meanwhile, Japan is poised to fully embrace the blockchain market by establishing its own digital currency.

The often outspoken and eccentric McAfee did highlight the need for some regulation, however, preaching caution over the latest trend of government-sponsored Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

“China is right about one thing, the ICOs, the initial coin offerings, there are lots of scams, lots of people who are fraudulently taking money from other people, so that’s got to stop. But I don’t think governments can stop it. We as users and the bitcoin community have to be self-regulated,” McAfee said.

“The fear is in the fear of governments and central banks, like JPMorgan, which is America’s largest bank,” he said. “The CEO is so concerned that he acted like a madman and called Bitcoin a fraud, said someone is going to get killed eventually. It’s like, what are you talking about? It’s nonsense.”

For context, JPMorgan rival Goldman Sachs have flirted with the idea of establishing a cryptocurrency trading operation in recently.

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i like mcafee..hes made a bet to eat his own penis if bitcoin doesnt get to a certain figure in a certain time..i dont want to see it fail!

Our income taxes are the greatest source of revenue, but if everybody’s using Bitcoin, the government doesn’t know what your income is. They can’t tax it, and if you choose to say I didn’t have anything, they cannot prove otherwise,” McAfee told CalvinAyre.com.”

smart guy who can see things before others know it exists..

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NASA admits the mysterious Planet Nine is real but says Nibiru is a fraud

•October 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/nasa-admits-the-mysterious-planet-nine-is-real-but-says-deadly-nibiru-is-a-fraud/news-story/5037076a579e7e5c642396d307b6aeee

NASA has admitted that a mysterious world called Planet Nine is hidden out of sight at the edge of our solar system.

The gigantic icy planet is believed to be ten times larger than Earth and 20 times farther away from the sun than Neptune, reports The Sun.

Conspiracy theorists have recently claimed that a similar world called Nibiru is about to plunge into Earth and wipe out humanity.

But while NASA said it was “closing in” on Planet Nine, it has repeatedly said the Nibiru is a fraud.

In its latest statement, NASA reassured the world that Planet Nine has no chance of “colliding with Earth or bringing days of darkness” to our own fragile world.

It also presented five complex pieces of evidence for the existence of the mystery world.

“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” said Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena.

Some of these clues relate to the gravitational tug of Planet Nine, which appears to be disturbing the distant Kuiper Belt – an area made up of icy objects that stretches from Neptune out into deep space.

Its believed Planet Nine is a “super-Earth” – the name for a type of large world which appears to be very common in the universe.

Doom-mongers have consistently claimed that a hidden world called Nibiru will crash into Earth.

NASA has denied this theory, previously writing: “The planet in question, Niburu, doesn’t exist, so there will be no collision.

“The story of Niburu has been around for years (as has the ‘days of darkness’ tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.”

However, it’s feared Planet Nine will eventually destroy the solar system by causing a devastating “death dance”.

It could one day hurtle through our solar system, sending planets “pinballing” into outer space or plunging into the Sun.

Dr Dimitri Veras of the Department of Physics said: “The existence of a distant massive planet could fundamentally change the fate of the solar system.

“The fate of the solar system would depend on the mass and orbital properties of Planet Nine, if it exists.”

Luckily for us, humanity has about seven billion years to prepare for this grim eventuality, which will take place when the Sun begins to die.

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*sigh

trust us..

“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” said Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena.”

sort of significant though with nasa admitting there is a ninth planet but its not nibiru or ison or the destroyer or wormwood..its just a lonely planet! 😉

“However, it’s feared Planet Nine will eventually destroy the solar system by causing a devastating “death dance”.

oic..

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Kyrgyzstan election: A historic vote but is it fair?..Jeenbekov wins historic election

•October 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41594816

For the first time in the history of Kyrgyzstan, an elected president is due to peacefully hand over power after elections take place on Sunday. But critics say the political environment in Central Asia’s “island of democracy” is deteriorating.

Here’s a look at the issues there – and who’s likely to come out on top.

Elections in Central Asia are usually easily predictable – the incumbent or the ruling party’s candidate wins the vote with an overwhelming majority. But the vote in Kyrgyzstan offers a real competition and choice.

Nearly 60 people applied to run in the race, 13 of whom were registered to stand. Two later dropped out. The incumbent, President Almazbek Atambayev, must leave office after six years. Under the Kyrgyz constitution, he may only serve one term.

In neighbouring states, laws have often been changed to allow the incumbent to run again but this did not happen in Kyrgyzstan. President Atambayev also promised not to go for the prime minister’s job in order to stay in power.

Although one of the main candidates – Sooronbay Jeenbekov – is from the president’s party, he is not guaranteed to win the vote. He faces a strong opponent – Omurbek Babanov, a prominent businessman and a former prime minister.

Some candidates made the unusual move of endorsing their opponents after the campaign started. Experts say that they went through all the trouble of getting into the race in order to increase their political influence.

They try to build a greater support base, which they use to negotiate a favourable deal with stronger candidates before pulling out of the race. Politicians can easily change sides, because it’s not ideology or a political platform but their own personality that they use to appeal to the voters.

Observers say that over the last couple of years the political climate in Kyrgyzstan has been deteriorating.

The Helsinki Commission wrote that “the vote takes place amid mounting concerns of democratic backsliding, particularly regarding the government’s treatment of political opposition, civil society and human rights defenders”.

President Atambayev has demonstrated increasing intolerance to criticism. The Sentyabr TV station which opposed him was closed last year for extremism, and activists say that there were blatant procedural violations during the trial.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41625540

Voters in Kyrgyzstan have elected a new president in a historic election.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov, a former prime minister backed by incumbent Almazbek Atambayev, won outright, confounding predictions of a tight race.

His main rival Omurbek Babanov got just over a third of the vote.

The former Soviet republic, a close ally of Russia, is now on track for its first peaceful power transfer between elected presidents since independence in 1991.

The first two presidents were ousted by riots.

Unlike other Central Asian states, which have been run by authoritarian leaders, Kyrgyzstan is a democracy.

Presidents are restricted to a single six-year term under a constitution that has been in force since 2010.

Election officials said Mr Jeenbekov had secured well over 50% of the vote in Sunday’s first round, against about 33% for Mr Babanov, an oil tycoon.

The election has been overshadowed by a row over allegations of interference from neighbouring Kazakhstan.

Current Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev angered the Kazakh authorities by saying Mr Babanov, who made his money there, was their choice for president. He has denied that he was backed by them.

In response Kazakhstan tightened customs checks at the border, leading to long queues.

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just keeping an eye on any changes to leaders anywhere in the world..not many people know of this country or can pronounce its name!

as with all countries..it has strategic and physical resources the rest of the world can use..

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Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

•October 17, 2017 • 3 Comments

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41627586

Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest.

Mr Kurz is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader.

The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second.

Short of a majority, Mr Kurz’s party could seek an alliance with the anti-immigration Freedom Party.

Addressing his supporters, Mr Kurz said: “It is time for change in this country. Today is a strong order for us, to change this country, and I say thank you to you all who made this possible.

“I’m overwhelmed, I am happy, and I look forward to working for Austria.”

Before the election, Mr Kurz served as Europe’s youngest-ever foreign minister, after he was appointed in 2013 aged just 27.

In May 2017 he became the leader of the People’s Party. He began his political career in the youth wing of the party, which he chaired before moving on to serve on Vienna’s city council.

Nicknamed “Wunderwuzzi” (roughly translated – someone who can walk on water), he has been compared to the young leaders of France and Canada, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

Much like Mr Macron, Mr Kurz has created a movement around himself, rebranding the People’s Party – which has been in power for more than 30 years – as “The New People’s Party”.

Immigration was the dominant issue in the run-up to the vote, and Mr Kurz moved his party to the right in the wake of Europe’s 2015 refugee crisis.

He appealed to conservative and right-wing voters with pledges to shut down migrant routes to Europe, cap benefit payments to refugees, and bar immigrants from receiving benefits until they have lived in Austria for five years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Kurz

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will join with another conservative party to form government..although the media isnt telling the public this in a forthright manner you can assume correctly that this was won on immigration lines..

“Much like Mr Macron, Mr Kurz has created a movement around himself, rebranding the People’s Party – which has been in power for more than 30 years – as “The New People’s Party”.

do we know if kurz is one of (((them)))?

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Israel’s war minister Avigdor Lieberman: Next war will not spare population centers

•October 17, 2017 • 4 Comments

https://alethonews.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/israeli-war-minister-next-war-will-not-spare-population-centers/

Israel’s war minister Avigdor Lieberman warned on Monday that the next war is likely to feature attacks on population centers and civilians, according to Haaretz daily.

Avigdor Lieberman, who took part on Monday evening in a ceremony in which certificates of honor were awarded to 31 Israeli officers and soldiers from various units in the army, said: “The next confrontation, if it breaks out, will take on a completely different character, when our enemies will try to strike first at population centers and civilian infrastructure. So we will not have the luxury to wage a long war.”

“We live in a new reality of a new Middle East, which is much worse than the old Middle East. And in this terrible new reality, we have yet to face difficult tests,” he added.

“Any confrontation will have to be conducted from the very first moment in the highest profile, using all the army’s strengths,” Lieberman continued. “If there is a crossing of red lines, the other side must know in advance that it is going to pay very heavy prices.”

“The sovereign, too, regardless of whether he controls his territory or not – as soon as a hostile action takes place, the sovereign will also bear all the responsibility,” the war minister further threatened.

The international community has ceaselessly sounded alarm bells over the Israeli aggression on civilian homes, infrastructure, and unarmed communities across the occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip, in aggressions deemed by the international law as crimes against humanity.

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hes almost happy about this..

“Lieberman warned on Monday that the next war is likely to feature attacks on population centers and civilians”

like they havent done that already!

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Images 15/10/17

•October 16, 2017 • 2 Comments

redux..never forget..

its all in the logos..

truth fart from mika..

here we go..

no idea who she is..

more of the same..

dakota fanning..playing the game..

the star man..

fashionable one eye..classic!

the bugg man..

maybe their radars dont work when they settle on israel?..i smell a theme..

hotel..pyramid..pyramid..hotel..32 is 23 backwards..

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Totally driverless cars could be allowed on California roads by June 2018

•October 16, 2017 • 2 Comments

http://beta.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-dmv-driverless-california-20171011-story.html

Driverless cars — with nobody behind the wheel — could be on California roads and highways by June 2018.

That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to buy a completely driverless car next year, or even hail a ride in one. The technology is still being developed. The driverless cars that may begin appearing next year will be test vehicles. They’ll be allowed to pick up passengers, but only if the passengers don’t have to pay.

The timeline was revealed Wednesday, when the state Department of Motor Vehicles proposed a new set of streamlined regulations along with a 15-day public comment period.

The regulations are expected to be set by the end of the year and approved by the DMV early next year. The department had not previously set a date, approximate or otherwise, for the deployment of fully autonomous cars. The go date could be sooner than June, depending on how fast the rules are approved, the DMV said.

California’s existing rules about testing driverless cars, which require a human driver behind the wheel even when fully autonomous cars are being tested, have been criticized by industry leaders and some politicians as too strict. States with softer regulations, critics said, were attracting companies for driverless testing and putting California’s reputation as the nation’s technology innovation leader at risk.

Driverless cars already are operating in Arizona, Florida and several other states that have looser rules than California or no specific driverless regulations at all.

Consumer groups have said that those concerns are grossly exaggerated and that safety should come first.

DMV officials said they are trying to balance safety with technology development. Many safety experts believe that robot cars will prove far safer than human drivers.

The federal government will continue to set safety standards for automobiles, while the state’s role is to make sure vehicles traveling on state highways conform to federal standards, the DMV said.

“Vehicle safety is the wheelhouse of the federal government,” said Brian Soublet, head attorney at the DMV. “We continue to require that a manufacturer … certify that the vehicle will operate safely.”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told automakers and tech companies last month that they could voluntarily submit driverless testing assessments to the federal government, but that they didn’t have to. For now, existing federal safety standards for motor vehicles remain in place, regardless of whether a human is driving the car.

John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog said Wednesday that California is ceding too much authority to the Trump administration.

“The new California DMV proposal wrongly relies on the federal government, when there are absolutely no Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards applying specifically to autonomous vehicle technology,” he said in a statement.

“Under the Trump administration approach, automakers can glance at the [federal] policy and say, ‘That’s nice,’ and then do whatever they want as they use our roads as private laboratories and threaten highway safety,” Simpson said.

California’s new regulations would require that manufacturers testing driverless cars on public state roads certify that they’re meeting federal standards and that any public paperwork shared with federal regulators on driverless testing also is passed to the DMV.

The rules would scale back existing regulations that require municipalities to approve vehicle testing. Under the new rules, testers would simply be required to inform cities, towns and counties when and where the vehicles will be tested.

Currently, 285 self-driving cars are being tested on California roadways by 42 permit holders, most of them auto manufacturers or technology companies, according to the DMV. State-approved human drivers are required to sit behind the wheel of those cars.

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“Driverless cars already are operating in Arizona, Florida and several other states that have looser rules than California or no specific driverless regulations at all.”

what could go wrong?

“Currently, 285 self-driving cars are being tested on California roadways by 42 permit holders, most of them auto manufacturers or technology companies, according to the DMV. State-approved human drivers are required to sit behind the wheel of those cars.”

i prefer to have my hands on the wheel..but maybe i am a minority? 🙂

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